At this site, you’ll find mixed media art, including art journaling, art collages, mixed media art, fabric art, decor, and – in general – living a creative life.
I’m Aisling D’Art, and this website – Aisling.net – has been online since… well, practically forever.
This site started in the 1990s at GeoCities’ Soho community, back in the Stone Age of the ye olde Interwebs.
My earliest online works were paintings of sunrises, and my torn-paper collages. Then, I added art journaling, art dolls, assemblages, art shrines, artistamps, and…
Okay, you get the idea.
Since then, I’ve posted hundreds of articles and examples of handmade and homemade art. Most include how-to ideas with some examples.
All of my articles are about making art and living an authentic, creative life.
In 2020, I decided to reorganize this site and relaunch it. But, even with others’ help, it seemed too daunting. So, I put it to one side.
Then, on my (September 2022) birthday, I realized: As the slogan says, just do it.
Juggling various projects, I’ll be updating a bunch of my art-related articles. Adding graphics you can actually see, even on a phone.
I’m also integrating articles from ArtistsJournals.com and from my old Wild Art Dolls Yahoo!Group (and my past, related website).
Meanwhile, for nearly two decades, this current site has been my main digital “home.” Even ~25 years later, I love that I can return here and – within seconds – I’m smiling.
I’m having fun re-energizing this site.
I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.
About my name…
The reason I launched this site as “Aisling D’Art” was because – in the early days of the Internet – not many women were online. Smart ones didn’t use their real names.
“Aisling” is a family name, and has significance in Irish history. The D’Art surname gave me a sense of privacy.
Later, I realized “Aisling D’Art” suited me, so I’ve adopted it for workshops, etc., too. If you see me in real life and call out “Hey, Aisling!” I’ll probably answer. I’m that accustomed to the name now.
However, my real-life name is Eibhlin, pronounced “Eileen.” (It’s said different ways in different parts of Ireland.)
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